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John Dau

Sudanese Refugee & Activist

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 John Dau Biography

Born in war-torn South Sudan, John Dau is one of 27,000 boys driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population of Southern Sudan in 1987.

Dau now speaks professionally throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and serves as founder and president of The John Dau Foundation and South Sudan Institute, both non-governmental organizations based in Syracuse, New York. Dau has invested at least $3 million on projects in South Sudan.

In 2006, he was featured in the award-winning documentary film God Grew Tired of Us, and wrote his first book, also entitled God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir, published by National Geographic in 2007.

As a human rights activist for the people of South Sudan, John Dau lived a remarkable life of cultural adaptation. He has received many prestigious awards, including the National Geographic Emerging Explorers Award, and was a Volvo for Life finalist in the Quality of Life category, which carried a financial contribution from Volvo to The John Dau Foundation. He was also named, alongside DRC president Joseph Kabila, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for 2008 and, together with Former Secretary of State Gen. Collin Powell, he has received a Most Caring Award from the Caring Institute. As a leader, Dau is an experienced social entrepreneur. He started four tax-exempt not-for-profit organizations, one of which is now running the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Duk County.

Dau completed his associates degree at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, and progressed to the BA level in policy studies at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship, from which he graduated in May 2011.

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Books
Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir

God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir

Speaking Topics
  • Journey to Leadership

    John Bul Dau endured the most extreme hardship during his youth and used it to transform his life and the lives of others in profound ways. From surviving the harrowing genocide of his people to leading hundreds of younger boys across Sudan, Dau shares his story as a Lost Boy and the life lessons that helped him and others through the most horrific of circumstances.

  • Between Two Worlds

    With unique insight, John Bul Dau shares the myriad of cultural differences he faced upon arrival to the U.S. He recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America and the challenges of making a new life for himself while keeping one eye on Sudan. Dau also helps audiences understand the struggles many first generation refugees face and how they can help refugees adjust to life in a new country.

  • Foreign Policy and the Bloodshed in Sudan

    Drawing on firsthand experiences as a genocide survivor running from the murderous Sudanese regime, his continuous travel to and from Sudan, and conversations with top U.S. and UN officials, Dau explains the holocaust that created the Lost Boys generation, the hope for long-term political settlement in Southern Sudan, and the continued conflicts in the Darfur region.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

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  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR John Dau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Dau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Dau for your next private or corporate function.
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John Dau

Sudanese Refugee & Activist

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John Dau Biography

Born in war-torn South Sudan, John Dau is one of 27,000 boys driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population of Southern Sudan in 1987.

Dau now speaks professionally throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and serves as founder and president of The John Dau Foundation and South Sudan Institute, both non-governmental organizations based in Syracuse, New York. Dau has invested at least $3 million on projects in South Sudan.

In 2006, he was featured in the award-winning documentary film God Grew Tired of Us, and wrote his first book, also entitled God Grew Tired of Us: A Memoir, published by National Geographic in 2007.

As a human rights activist for the people of South Sudan, John Dau lived a remarkable life of cultural adaptation. He has received many prestigious awards, including the National Geographic Emerging Explorers Award, and was a Volvo for Life finalist in the Quality of Life category, which carried a financial contribution from Volvo to The John Dau Foundation. He was also named, alongside DRC president Joseph Kabila, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for 2008 and, together with Former Secretary of State Gen. Collin Powell, he has received a Most Caring Award from the Caring Institute. As a leader, Dau is an experienced social entrepreneur. He started four tax-exempt not-for-profit organizations, one of which is now running the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Duk County.

Dau completed his associates degree at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, and progressed to the BA level in policy studies at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship, from which he graduated in May 2011.

John Dau Books

John Dau Speaking Topics

  • Journey to Leadership

    John Bul Dau endured the most extreme hardship during his youth and used it to transform his life and the lives of others in profound ways. From surviving the harrowing genocide of his people to leading hundreds of younger boys across Sudan, Dau shares his story as a Lost Boy and the life lessons that helped him and others through the most horrific of circumstances.

  • Between Two Worlds

    With unique insight, John Bul Dau shares the myriad of cultural differences he faced upon arrival to the U.S. He recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America and the challenges of making a new life for himself while keeping one eye on Sudan. Dau also helps audiences understand the struggles many first generation refugees face and how they can help refugees adjust to life in a new country.

  • Foreign Policy and the Bloodshed in Sudan

    Drawing on firsthand experiences as a genocide survivor running from the murderous Sudanese regime, his continuous travel to and from Sudan, and conversations with top U.S. and UN officials, Dau explains the holocaust that created the Lost Boys generation, the hope for long-term political settlement in Southern Sudan, and the continued conflicts in the Darfur region.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

FAQs on booking John Dau

  • How to book John Dau?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John Dau for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for John Dau, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for John Dau or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John Dau?

    Booking fees for John Dau, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire John Dau, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for John Dau?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John Dau for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book John Dau for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent John Dau or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John Dau or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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John Dau Speaking Topics

  • Journey to Leadership

    John Bul Dau endured the most extreme hardship during his youth and used it to transform his life and the lives of others in profound ways. From surviving the harrowing genocide of his people to leading hundreds of younger boys across Sudan, Dau shares his story as a Lost Boy and the life lessons that helped him and others through the most horrific of circumstances.

  • Between Two Worlds

    With unique insight, John Bul Dau shares the myriad of cultural differences he faced upon arrival to the U.S. He recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America and the challenges of making a new life for himself while keeping one eye on Sudan. Dau also helps audiences understand the struggles many first generation refugees face and how they can help refugees adjust to life in a new country.

  • Foreign Policy and the Bloodshed in Sudan

    Drawing on firsthand experiences as a genocide survivor running from the murderous Sudanese regime, his continuous travel to and from Sudan, and conversations with top U.S. and UN officials, Dau explains the holocaust that created the Lost Boys generation, the hope for long-term political settlement in Southern Sudan, and the continued conflicts in the Darfur region.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • Creating Your Vision for a Purposeful Life

    How does a leader give hope to people? How do you succeed in life when faced by seemingly insurmountable challenges? Through the lens of his herculean efforts to rebuild his homeland, Dau helps audiences create a vision for their life's goals and an outlook to pursue it with a deep sense of focus, passion, and purpose.

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

  • God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of a Lost Boy of Sudan

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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